Tag Archives: Nike

Nike Readies Launch Of Self-Lacing Shoes

I’ll be there in a couple hours, my shoes are charging. And technically, the laces are only for show: Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company’s Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be ...

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Trans Athlete Chris Mosier Stars In Nike Ad [VIDEO]

Via press release: Chris Mosier began competing in the duathlon and triathlon in 2009 after he completed his first marathon, because he needed a greater challenge. “For me, triathlon is a true challenge because it is three different disciplines in one sport,” Mosier explains. “Triathlon is [also] a challenge for me because swimming is my weakest sport, and it’s the ...

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World Net Daily Has The Manny Pacquiao Sadz

World Net Daily readers are vowing to boycott Nike after the sportswear giant yesterday fired boxing champion Manny Pacquiao over his “abhorrent” comments about gay people. From their story: “It’s common sense,” the Christian athlete told TV5 in the the Philippines on Monday. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male ...

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CONFIRMED: Nike Fires Boxing Champion Manny Pacquaio Over “Abhorrent” Comments About Gays

TMZ Sports confirms their scoop from earlier today: Nike has made it official — Manny Pacquiao has been FIRED over his anti-gay comments. Nike issued a statement saying, “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent.” “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community. We no ...

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TMZ: Nike Is Preparing To Drop Manny Pacquaio

TMZ Sports reports that Nike has pulled its Manny Pacquaio line of branded sportswear from its website in preparation for cutting ties with the anti-LGBT champion boxer. They write: Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports … Nike is preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments. The two sides have had a relationship ...

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Converse Joins The Pride Parade

Yesterday it was Adidas and today it’s Converse that steps out with a pride-related shoe line. The Converse Pride Collection is honored to join the LGBT movement. Any crusade that hits the streets as loud and passionate as this one definitely needs sneakers to fit the occasion. We happily abide. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pride hi-tops are adorned ...

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Corporations To SCOTUS: Uneven Marriage Laws Are Burdening Our Business

Thirty major corporations have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear AFER’s challenge of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. On the list: Amazon, CBS, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Intel, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Staples, Target, and Viacom. In general, the brief argues that the nation’s uneven patchwork of marriage laws places an undue burden on corporations. ...

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Christian Group: Don’t Shop Pro-Gay

Steve Rothaus writes at the Miami Herald: The website Faith Driven Consumer has released a buyer’s guide for the 2013 Christmas season, ranking retail chains and “connecting Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies.” For example, companies that support marriage equality and/or cater to the LGBT marketplace rank lower than store that do not. (Much of the data used comes from HRC’s ...

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OREGON: Nike Donates $280K To Overturn Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Sporting goods giant Nike, which is headquartered in Oregon, has created a political action committee in order to contribute $280K to the campaign to place a repeal of the state’s marriage ban on the 2014 ballot.  The PAC, called the Nike Equality PAC, plans to focus its efforts on collecting donations from Nike employees and Nike-affiliated companies. The news was ...

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PacMan Doubles Down

“I only voiced out my opinion that same-sex marriage is against the law of God. I’m not against homosexuals. I have a relative who is also gay. We cannot do anything if they were born that way. What I do not want is when you disobey the commandment of God.” – Pro boxer Manny Pacquiao, responding to a firestorm of ...

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She’s Got A New Hat! (Sneaker Edition)

Since Valentine’s Day a long line of sneaker collectors have been camped out on Manhattan’s West 33rd Street in anticipation of a new Nike design going on sale at Foot Locker. Ten days. On the street. In the winter. For glow in the dark plastic sneakers. Old man shakes fist at cloud. The shoes went on sale this morning. But ...

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Nike Pulls Homophobic Ads

Nike has announced that it has canceled its “That Ain’t Right” campaign after it was widely criticized as homophobic by gay bloggers and advertising critics. Via ESPN, here is Nike’s statement: Nike is strongly opposed to discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting athletes regardless of their sexual orientation. The advertisement in question is based purely ...

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That Ain’t Right, Nike

Via The Gay Recluse comes word of the latest Nike campaign, which features a series of athletes “humiliated” by having their faces pushed into the crotches of other players. Tag lines on the “That Ain’t Right” campaign include “Your mama won’t let you come home after this. What would she tell the neighbors?” The ad was created by Wieden+Kennedy. Non-consensual ...

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